Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 94] [AG 93+]

Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 94] [AG 93+]

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2011 Vintage - Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2011 Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon is our fourth release. This wine is intended to be a collector’s wine that showcases the potential of the property. The aromas are bright and explosive and continue to develop in the glass. On the palate, the wine is rich and full bodied, full of fruit and hints of oak spice. The wine is extremely balanced and has great structure, supported with and very enjoyable! This wine will mature over the next 25 years.

Appellation / Vineyards:
Somerston wines are produced f r om selected blocks f r om our 1,628 acre estate, high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley . This estate bottled wine was sourced from two of our best vineyard blocks: Queensbury Block 30 and Oriental B lock 23, both hillside vineyards with an average elevation of 1,250 feet asl.

The grapes were hand picked and then delivered to the winery. The grapes were de-stemmed and sorted, then pumped into the tank for a 8 day cold soak at 55 degrees. When the fermentation began, we pumped over the tank twice per day. The native yeast fermentation lasted for 16 days, followed by a short heated extended maceration of 3 days. The free run was drained from the tank overnight. The wine was barreled down into 70% new French oak and 30% once used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. The wine was aged for 28 months and bottled

VARIETAL: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALCOHOL: 15.1%
TOTAL ACID: 5.8 g/l
pH: 3.95
RELEASE DATE: October 2014

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"I like the blackberry, mint and lavender aromas and flavors in this. Full-bodied, very velvety and chewy, yet has a bright undertone of acidity. Persistent. Better in 2019." - January 15, 2016

93+ Points - Antonio Galloni:
"Somerston's Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a terrific example of the year. Sumptuous and powerful, the 2012 races across the palate with expressive red stone fruits, cherry jam, spices, new leather, mocha and mint, all in a highly expressive style long on personality. This plush, inviting Cabernet will drink well for the next decade or so." - Antonio Galloni (October 2014)